David English

Sociology, Education PolicyDivision of Liberal Arts

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David English

Dr. David English joined UNCSA in April 2010, working in the Office of the Provost until May 2019. As a professor, he has taught courses in the Division of Liberal Arts since 2012 in the areas of Sociology and Education. He is currently on leave from UNCSA serving as Vice President for Academic Programs, Faculty, and Research for The University of North Carolina system.

Previous Experience

  • Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, UNC School of the Arts, 2016-2019
  • Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs, UNC School of the Arts, 2013-
  • Associate Provost, UNC School of the Arts, 2010-2013
  • Director of CFNC Technology & Internet Services, UNC General Administration, 2008-2010
  • CFNC Business Analyst, UNC General Administration, 2006-2008
  • Assistant Director of Admissions, Appalachian State University, 2004-2006

Career Highlights

  • Over 30 state, regional, and national presentations in the areas of education policy and administration
  • Adjunct graduate faculty member at North Carolina State University, teaching doctoral courses in higher education policy and finance
  • Published research focused on issues of college access, college choice, graduate school choice, student debt, and outcomes of baccalaureate education
  • Served as a member of North Carolina Transfer Articulation Committee for UNC and NC Community College Systems, including term as co-chair
  • Served as North Carolina State Representative to the ACT, and as a member of the North Carolina ACT Executive Council

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Appalachian State University Young Alumni Award Recipient, 2018
  • Leadership North Carolina Class XXI, 2012
  • Outstanding Dissertation, NC State University Higher Education Program, 2012
  • Fellow, NSF/NCES Association for Institutional Research National Data Policy Institute, 2011


PhD, Educational Research and Policy AnalysisNorth Carolina State University

MA, Higher Education AdministrationAppalachian State University

BSBA, Management and Computer Information SystemsAppalachian State University

BS, Industrial TechnologyAppalachian State University